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Emergency Nursing and Mental Health NSER 7800

Nursing Specialty Emergency Course

Course details

This practice-based course has been developed for nurses caring for patients experiencing mental health challenges or patients experiencing physical illness/injury with a concomitant mental health component. This course is suitable for all nurses working in rural, community, or tertiary hospital emergency departments as well as community settings. The following information provides a brief description of our course.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.




$894.86 - $913.57 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of NSER 7800 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 29284


Mon Apr 03 - Fri Jun 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 29284
  • $894.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 03 - Jun 23 N/A N/A Distance

Ian Fingler

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NSER 7800 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 32353


Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32353
  • $913.57
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course is an elective course within the ER curriculum that may be suitable for some students and can also be taken on its own as continuing ed.

Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Participants will utilize a mental health framework for the assessment of patients experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Participants will demonstrate safe care for patients with a variety of mental health challenges.
  • Participants will describe the effects of anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, and anti-manic medications.
  • Participants will critically analyze the impact of mental health challenges on patients and their families.
  • Participants will describe the ways in which mental health discourse impacts patients and the health care they receive.
  • Participants will describe current theories explaining mental health challenges.
  • Participants will reflect in writing about current practices in the care of people experiencing mental health challenges.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Emergency Nursing and Mental Health (NSER 7800) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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